Tripster: Weekend Plans
On April 3, Seattle's Hotel Max launched its "Superfuzz" every Thursday—a weekly celebration with '90s-inspired DJ sets and happy hour cocktails from the hotel's new restaurant, Miller's Guild, made with Seattle-made spirits. hotelmaxseattle.com/hotel-max/superfuzz
April 4–27 It's Passport Month in the Columbia Gorge! For $25, you can get yourself a wine passport that will grant you discounts, food pairings, barrel tastings, and more at 25 Gorge wineries. And on Friday, April 4, it all kicks off with the Portland Grand Tasting, a one-day preview event at Cerulean Skies Winery in the Pearl District that brings the wine to you. columbiagorgewine.com/passport-month
April 19 Kramer Vineyards in Gaston is hosting a champagne-fueled Bubbles & Bunnies Easter Egg Hunt at Kramer Vineyards. Crack open your egg on arrival to find wine and tasting discounts as well as ticket to summer events and more! kramervineyards.com
18th Annual Olympic Club Brewfest McMenamins Olympic Club Pub in Centralia opens its doors for the 18th Annual Olympic Club Brewfest, showcasing eight of McMenamins’ own breweries as well as 11 guest breweries from Oregon and Washington. A Whiskey Pass featuring spirits from all around the world will be available from 4-8 p.m. For prices and additional info, visit: mcmenamins.com
Portland Timbers fans can now fly on Alaska Airlines to away games for 10% off. For a list of eligible cities and dates, visit timbers.com/flyalaska
Fly to Chicago for a mere $208, available for May/June travel through fly.com
April 22 Celebrate Earth Day with FivePine Lodge in Sisters, OR and have a tree planted in your honor. 50% of your room rate will be donated to the National Forest Foundation, who'll match proceeds at .50 cents to the dollar. For more information, call (541) 549-5900.
COOL NEW STUFF
Catch your own dinner in Lincoln City! From April through September, the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau will be offering free crabbing and clamming clinics led by local expert Bill Lackner in the Siletz Bay. oregoncoast.org/crabbing-and-clamming-clinics
Skamania Lodge is teaming up with Cabela’s to offer a four-night fishing excursion for King Salmon on the Columbia. Visitors can also take advantage of a partnership with local photographer and owner of Outdoor Viewfinder, Jason Waicunas for guided field sessions with photography lessons.
Summer festival is coming fast. And we've got your back. Head over to On the Town to check out our guide to the biggest and best fests, from Sasquatch to Pickathon to Paradiso.
Good news! Oregon's national parks are raking in the big bucks. Read about a new report on their economic impact here.